Shea Whigham Biography
Shea Whigham is an American actor best known for his role as Elias “Eli” Thompson on HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. He also appeared in Death Note, Kong: Skull Island, and True Detective as a supporting actor. In Fast & Furious and Fast & Furious 6, he played Agent Michael Stasiak.
Shea Whigham Age
Shea Whigham was born on January 5, 1969, in Tallahassee, Florida, U.S. He is 54 years old.
Shea Whigham Height
Shea stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches or 1.7 meters tall.
Shea Whigham Education
Whigham attended Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas, before transferring to the State University of New York at Purchase, where he was part of a small acting school with only 31 students and an eight-senior graduation class.
Following graduation, he co-founded the New York City theatrical ensemble The Rorschach Group with his college friend Kirk Acevedo, where he worked as an actor and artistic director for three years.
Shea Whigham Family
Whigham was born in Tallahassee, Florida, to attorney Frank Whigham and librarian Beth Whigham. He has an agent younger brother named Jack Whigham.
Shea Whigham Wife
Christine Whigham is Shea Whigham’s wife, whom he married in 1995. She is his mother, and one of his children is actress Giorgia Whigham. After dating for several months, the pair married and have been together ever since. Shea and his wife have not revealed how they met since they prefer to keep their personal information private. Christine wishes to maintain a low profile and support her husband’s career.
Shea Whigham Children
Shea Whigham and his wife Christine Whigham have four children, one of whom is actress Giorgia Whigham. Her credits include 13 Reasons Why, The Punisher, and Scream.
Shea Whigham’s Net Worth
Wigham’s net worth is approximated to be around $6 to $7 Million.
Shea Whigham Career
Whigham began his career as a stage actor and co-founder of the Rorschach Group in New York City with his college buddy Kirk Acevedo. In 1997, he made his television debut in Ghost Stories, playing a tiny role.
His major break came in 2000 when he played Pvt. Wilson in Joel Schumacher’s military drama Tigerland. Shea went on to feature in several TV shows and films, including Submerged, All the Real Girls, Bad Company, Medical Investigation, Man of the House, Faith of My Fathers, Lords of Dogtown, and many more.
He gained prominence after director Joel Schumacher paired him opposite Colin Farrell in the 2000 military thriller Tigerland, his first significant cinematic role. He later rose to prominence for his roles in films and television shows such as All the Real Girls, True Detective, American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street, Vice, Pride and Glory, Splinter, Fast & Furious, Boardwalk Empire, Joker, and many others.
He starred in Fast & Furious, Fast & Furious 6, and F912 as Agent Michael Stasiak. He was an FBI agent who had a feud with Brian O’Conner and was frequently beaten by him. He then assisted Brian in infiltrating a prison to obtain information from Arturo Braga.
He was also revealed to be Owen Shaw’s former partner in a deleted scene from Fast & Furious 6. He is one of the few characters who appears in more than one film without being a member of the main cast.
Gaslit is a political thriller television series based on Leon Neyfakh’s podcast Slow Burn. On April 24, 2022, it debuted on Starz. It tells the Watergate story through the lives of numerous people, including Martha Mitchell, John Mitchell, John Dean, and G. Gordon Liddy.
G. Gordon Liddy, the chief of the White House Plumbers and the brains behind the Watergate break-in, is played by Shea Whigham. He plays Liddy as a zealous and merciless operative prepared to go to any length to further his mission.
Shea Whigham Movies and TV Shows
- 2018 The Catcher Was a Spy (Joe Cronin)
- 2018 Beirut (Gary Ruzak)
- 2018 Sicario: Day of the Soldado (Andy Wheeldon)
- 2018 First Man (Gus Grissom)
- 2018 Bad Times at the El Royale (Dr. Woodbury Laurence)
- 2018 City of Lies (Frank Lyga)
- 2018 Vice (Wayne Vincent)
- 2019 To the Stars (Hank Deerborne)
- 2019 Low Tide (Sergeant Kent)
- 2015 Cop Car (Man)
- 2015 Knight of Cups (Jim)
- 2016 Star Trek Beyond (Teenaxi Leader Voice)
- 2016 Term Life (Detective Matty Miller)
- 2017 Kong: Skull Island (Captain Earl Cole)
- 2017 Death Note (James Turner)
- 2017 Wheelman (Mohawk Man)
- 2017 Narcos (Agent Duffy)
- 2018 Waco (Mitch Decker)
- 2018 Homecoming (Thomas Carrasco)
- 2018 Dirty John (William Meehan)
- 2019 Modern Love (Peter)
- 2020 Perry Mason (Pete Strickland)
2022 Gaslit (G. Gordon Liddy)
- 2010–2014 Boardwalk Empire (Elias ‘Eli’ Thompson)
- 2014 True Detective (Joel Theriot)
- 2015 Agent Carter (Roger Dooley)
- 2015 Justified (Merrill)
- 2016–2017 Vice Principals (Ray Liptrapp)
- 2017 Fargo (‘Moe’ Dammick)